Who are the technology brokers?
The technology brokers support the end-user in his choice of technology for PIC prototyping via multi-project wafer (MPW) runs. Due to the very low-volume nature of the MPW service, fabs collaborate with technology brokers who aggregate the designs of the end-users. Moreover, they support the end-users by providing access to PDK for the fab, relevant design tools, and undertake layout verification by DRC. A technology broker can provide support for multiple technology platforms from different foundries.